VERY RARE - 1960's - VIETNAM LRRP RECON - HAND SEWN POCKET PATCHES. ORIGINAL FATIGUE SUIT - SHIRT & PANTS - NAMED - US ARMY AIRBORNE.
A long-range reconnaissance patrol, or LRRP (pronounced "lurp"), is a small, heavily armed reconnaissance team that patrols deep in enemy-held territory. LRPs at LZ Stud near Khe Sanh combat base, Vietnam. In December 1965, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, formed a LRRP platoon, and by April 1966, the 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division and each of the four Battalions of the 173rd Airborne Brigade formed LRRP units as well.  On 8 July 1966, General William Westmoreland authorized the formation of a (LRRP) unit in each infantry brigade or division in Vietnam. By 1967 formal LRRP companies were organized, most having three platoons, each with five six-man teams equipped with VHF/FM AN/PRC-25 radios.
LRRP training was notoriously rigorous and team leaders were often graduates of the U. Army's 5th Special Forces Recondo School in Nha Trang, Vietnam. SERVICE USED - WEAR & TEAR - BLEMISHES/STAINS - SMALL HOLE REPAIR PATCH ON LEG - THERE IS ALSO A ADHESIVE REPAIR PATCH ON THE INNER CROTCH (not shown) - SEE PICS. 22.5 inches pit to pit. 27.5 inches collar base to bottom.
20 inches shoulder seam to shoulder seam. 21.5 inches pit to sleeve end.
INFANTRY LAPEL PATCH IS FLIPPED - POSSIBLE SOUVENIR CONVERSION OR STRANGE VARIANT. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT PLEASE MESSAGE ME. The item "VINTAGE 60s VIETNAM LRRP RECON SPECIAL FORCES shirt pants NAMED US ARMY AIRBORNE" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Uniforms".lab" and is located in Orlando, Florida.
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